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Vivian Schiller      

Executive Director, The Aspen Institute; Former CEO, NPR & Former Global Chair of News, Twitter

Vivian Schiller is a longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology. She joined the Aspen Institute in 2020 in a new position heading up programs across media, technology and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining Aspen, Schiller served as the founding head of the Civil Foundation, an independent not-for-profit committed to the sustainability of trustworthy journalism around the world. She is also a strategic advisor to Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

Over the last 30 years, Schiller has held executive roles at some of the most respected media organizations in the world. Those include: President and CEO of NPR; Global Chair of News at Twitter; General Manager of NYTimes.com; Chief Digital Officer of NBC News; Chief of the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture of The New York Times and Discovery Communications; and Head of CNN documentary and long-form divisions. Documentaries and series produced under her auspices earned multiple honors, including three Peabody Awards, four Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, and dozens of Emmys.

Schiller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and a Director of the Scott Trust, which owns The Guardian.

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